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Minerva Yates

Minerva Yates

Female 1830 - 1921  (91 years)

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  • Name Minerva Yates 
    Born 15 Jan 1830  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Aug 1921  Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24212  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2020 

    Father John Yates, Jr.,   b. 1790, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Swift,   b. Abt 1790, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jan 1808  Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Silas W. Wishard,   b. 1827, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1875, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1851  Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Walker Wishard,   b. 28 Nov 1851, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1919, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. William Wishard,   b. 1852, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Nancy Catherine Wishard,   b. 8 Dec 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1948, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Joseph Wishard,   b. 2 Jan 1859, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charles Wishard,   b. 2 Aug 1864, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1950, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Laura Wishard,   b. 9 Nov 1866, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1926, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Virgil Burt Wishard,   b. 7 Feb 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1945, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1880 United States Federal Census about Manervy Wishard Name: Manervy Wishard Age: 50 Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1880: Grove, Jasper, Illinois Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Divorced Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Keeping House Cannot read/write: Blind: Deaf and Dumb: Otherwise disabled: Idiotic or insane: View Image Household Members: Name Age Manervy Wishard 50 Joseph Wishard 20 Eliza Wishard 19 Charles Wishard 16 Alice Wishard 16 Laura Wishard 13 Virgin Wishard 11 Aaron Roberts 50

      1910 United States Federal Census about Minerva Wishard Name: Minerva Wishard Age in 1910: 75 Birth Year: abt 1835 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1910: Grove, Jasper, Illinois Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law Marital Status: Widowed Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Alex W Cox 42 Alice Cox 44 [49] Frank V Cox 19 William A Cox 17 Lelah Cox 12 Levah Cox 12 Cecil Cox 11 Cleo Cox 9 Cloa Cox 5 Floa Cox 5 Sarepta Cox 69 [68] Minerva Wishard 75

      Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Minerva Wishard Name: Minerva Wishard [Minerva Yates] Birth Date: 15 Jan 1830 Birth Place: Indiana Death Date: 20 Aug 1921 Death Place: Grove, Jasper, Illinois Burial Date: 21 Aug 1921 Burial Place: Myers Death Age: 91 Occupation: Housewife Race: White Marital Status: W Gender: Female Father Name: John Yates Father Birth Place: Indiana Mother Birth Place: Indiana Spouse Name: Silas Wishard FHL Film Number: 1570369

      Minerva Yates Wishard

      Minerva Yates, daughter of John and Mary Yates, was born January 15, 1830 in Southern Indiana. She came with her parents when a small child to Illinois and located near Olney, at which place her father died. Her widowed mother and family of ten children then moved to Jasper county and located one mile north of Gila when Aunt Minerva, as she was known to the entire community, was about 16 years old. At the age of 14 she united with the U.B. Church at Olney, of which she was a member at the time of her death.

      In 1849 she was married to Silas Wishard. To them were born ten children, of whom seven survive, three having preceded her to the grave. The deceased are:

      Walker, William and Joseph. Surviving are: Nancy C. Lee of Missouri; Mary E. Crabb of Sidell; Eliza J. Hall of Decatur; Virgil of South Dakota; Charles, whose address is unknown; Laura Wishard and Alice Cox, of near Gila.

      She departed this life, August 20, 1921, at the home of the daughter, Alice Cox, with whom she had make her home for the past fifteen years. She leaves to mourn besides the children, forty six grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She was the last one of her father's family.

      Aunt Minerva lived a devoted christian life. Her trials and tribulations were many and her suffering intense, death being caused by cancer of the face. She expressed a wish on Monday before her death to be released of her suffering and stated that she would be here but a few days. Her favorite song was "How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours when Jesus No Longer I See." Her desire was that her family might be united in the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Story and burial was made in the Myers cemetery.

      Hon. Silas Wishard, husband of Mrs. Minerva Wishard, was a pioneer lawyer of Newton and Jasper county. He passed away a third of a century ago. Mrs. Wishard lived to be the head of five generations, including herself---an honor that is shared by but few people in this life.